Author: Bethany Cramer

Client Testimonials: CPU Relationships Hurt More Than Help

Customer pick-up (CPU) relationships seem like an amazing idea at first glance. After all, with CPU, your customer handles picking up their order entirely. Wouldn’t it be a huge relief to pass off coordinating shipping and everything that comes with it? Not quite. We’ve seen first hand that surrendering control of logistics operations can ruin […]

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Zipline Love Stories: “What Makes Zipline Different Is The People”

Zipline Logistics proudly serves all kinds of CPG brands, from startups to multibillion dollar companies. Contradictory to traditional, transactional 3PL relationships, 94% of our clients have trusted Zipline Clients for 5+ years.  We sat down with one of our favorite long-time clients to ask, “Why Zipline?”  Mariah Nyguen is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Be […]

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Zipline LTL Service Levels Maximize Competitive Advantage and Savings

Since every shipper’s needs are different, Zipline Logistics offers several less-than-truckload (LTL) service levels you can select from to get your freight moving exactly where and when it needs to go, at a price point you’re comfortable with.  Zipline’s expertise lies in retail specialization, meaning our LTL team knows how to find the perfect carrier […]

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CVSA’s 2022 International Roadcheck Scheduled May 17-19 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced this year’s International Roadcheck Week dates to be May 17-19, 2022 with a focus on wheel ends.  International Roadcheck Week – A.K.A. Blitz Week – is a 72-hour high-volume inspection for commercial vehicles and their drivers traveling throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Vehicles and drivers are […]

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Quick Solutions Guide to Logistics Pain Points  

What’s your problem? We outlined a quick guide below detailing common pain points and the retail logistics solutions Zipline Logistics can provide.    PROBLEM:  Subpar Service From Current Logistics Partners What’s one of the biggest complaints we hear from our customers who have used general 3PLs? Other brokers just don’t care about their success.  These brands […]

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General 3PLs Waste CPG Brands’ Time and Money

There’s some shady, general 3PLs out there who operate almost like The Tinder Swindler on Netflix. They bait CPG brands by selling a dream that promises not only the best rates but the best service, too.   General 3PLs Prioritize Their Own Bottom Line But with no data or proof to back “the best” they […]

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Freight Market Update and Q2 Outlook 

No one could have predicted the curveballs we were thrown in the first quarter of 2022. Between record-high oil and gas prices and massive supply chain blockades for days on end, freight rates have been all over the place.  Freight Market Market Update Supply Chain Congestion  At the end of January, protestors began forming blockades […]

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How Record-High Oil and Gas Prices Impact Freight Rates 

If your freight rates have been all over the place lately and you want to know why, you’ve come to the right place. The short answer? Record-high oil and gas prices are playing a big part. @ziplinelogistics Wondering why your freight rates keep changing? Link in bio! #freight #logistics #oscarworthy #fyp ♬ Intense Music(850540) – […]

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Controlling the Controllables is Key to CPG Brands’ Success

Life is full of unpredictable things: like tomorrow’s weather, what your fortune cookie will say, or what ridiculous outfit Lady Gaga will wear next. Let’s rewind two years. Would you have ever predicted a global pandemic hitting or the conflict in Ukraine?  The thing about the supply chain is that every blindsiding world event, weather […]

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2022 Retail Buyer Report

Methodology: Zipline Logistics included 900+ retail buyers in our research efforts.  A Recipe for Shelf Space Competition  Mix two years of the global pandemic with constant supply chain disruptions. Then add a dash of one thriving e-commerce marketplace and a sprinkle of skyrocketing demand for consumer packaged goods. Lastly, stir in retail buyers and compliance […]

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